Besides causing cancer, one of the Arab world's favorite pastimes - shisha smoking - can deform teeth, according to dental experts at Al Jazirah Hospital in Abu Dhabi.
In a report that appeared in Gulf News daily, Dr. Badr Al Hashemy said, "Those who smoke the shisha or tobacco pipes tend to put pressure on their teeth. This pressure leads to attrition of the teeth."
Thus, those who smoke regularly using the same part of the mouth risk rearranging and discoloring their teeth.
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